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Production Week

at DCTV - TriBeCa

Course Details
$450 1 seat left
Start Date:

Mon, Nov 18, 6:30pm - Nov 23, 5:30pm (5 sessions)

TriBeCa, Manhattan
87 Lafayette St
Btwn White & Walker Streets
New York, New York 10013
Your purchase includes a 1-year membership to DCTV.
Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this film production class:

Designed for those seeking an extensive introduction to the world of digital production, this comprehensive hands-on workshop combines content from our Camera, Lighting and Audio Fundamentals workshops, and goes one step further with a session on pre-production and full-day to practice shooting. Capture Manhattan at 24 frames per second!

This is a Production workshop at the Fundamentals level.

Topics include:

  • Film vs. Digital VideoFocus
  • Exposure
  • Color Temperature and White Balance
  • Composition
  • Movement
  • Sound Theory
  • Measuring Sound
  • Principles of Recording
  • Microphones
  • Inputs, Channels, and Levels
  • Field Mixers and Audio Recorders
  • Sound Recording Set-Ups
  • Lighting Safety
  • Looking at Light

All you need to bring is yourself! We provide all equipment and are committed to a 2:1 student to camera ratio. Personal equipment is not permitted.


The price of workshop includes a one year DCTV Membership giving you access to equipment rentals, post production facilities, and discounts on workshops and events.

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Refund Policy
We understand that emergencies and last minute changes happen. Note that we are also serving many people and want to ensure fairness and keep prices low.

Student Cancellation Details:
If you register for a workshop and are unable to attend, we can offer the following compensation:

If your cancellation is confirmed by DCTV:
* at least 5 full business days prior to workshopʼs start date - You can receive 
Full Refund
* at least 2 full business days prior to workshopʼs start date - Full Credit (valid for 3 months) or a 50% Refund
* less than 2 business days prior to workshopʼs start date - No compensation
No compensation, neither Refund nor Credit is available for cancellations less than 2 full business days prior to a workshopʼs start time or for non-attendance. For example, if you cancel your registration for a workshop that starts at 6:30pm on Monday, we must confirm your cancellation no later than 6:30pm the Thursday before. There are absolutely no make-ups allowed for any missed session(s) of a workshop. It is not possible for students to make up a missed session of their Workshop by attending an equivalent session on another day. There are no refunds for missed sessions.


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Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD 5 $450
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Nov 19 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Wed, Nov 20 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Thu, Nov 21 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Sat, Nov 23 10:30am - 5:30pm TBD

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Question from Anonymous
Is this a certificate program and will they help with internship/job placement?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! DCTV can offer a certificate of completion to show that students have completed the workshop, but it's not part of a certificate program. They do not currently have any services to help with internship or job placement. Thanks!
Question from Jean J.
Hi, I would be attending from out of state so I would be finding accommodations. What is the cancellation policy?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Jean! You may check the full cancellation policy beside the class description above. But the cancellation policy is at least 5 business days prior to workshopʼs start date, you can receive a full Refund; at least 2 business days prior to workshopʼs start date - Full Credit (valid for 3 months) or a 50% Refund; less than 2 business days prior to workshopʼs start date - No compensation. Hope this helps!
Question from Anonymous
Hi, does this class give certification at the end of its course?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! The school can provide a certificate of completion upon request.
Question from Taylor
Hi, my name is Taylor. I am hoping to get more hands on experience with shooting video for news. We specifically use Canon 5D mark iii and mark iv cameras as well as Canon C100 cameras. What type of cameras are used in this course? Thanks!
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Taylor! Production Week uses the Sony FS700. They also use the Canon 5d mark iii in Video DSLR, if the student is specifically looking for training in that camera. Hope this helps!
Question from Anonymous
Hi, this is Ali Akbar. I want to take this course, I am from Pakistan and I am on visit here in the USA can I do this course as well?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Yes, you can definitely enroll in this class. Hope that helps!
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Reviews of Classes at DCTV (220)

(220 Reviews)
Production Week
Reviewed by Anonymous on 9/22/2019
Good overview of the basics. My main critique is that the instructors seem to have expertise in particular aspects of production but aren’t necessarily knowledgeable in all areas, so what you get out of the course is limited.
Production Week
Reviewed by Anneliese D. on 6/16/2019
Great course for beginners with little or no technical experience. Covered camera, lighting, audio and shooting fundamentals. Small class size and great teacher!
Production Week
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/19/2017
Class was cancelled last minute because of the snow. They gave me credit back, but would've appreciated a little something extra for the inconvenience.
Production Week
Reviewed by Tijjani Shehu Y. on 12/6/2015
Wow excellent class thumbs up.
Production Week
Reviewed by Thais M. on 9/6/2019
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